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Samsung, TSMC and the A6: not OR but AND?

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CACHE   7/23/2011 3:11:54 PM
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Thanks for the chuckle this morning SiliconAsia.

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SiliconAsia   7/20/2011 3:29:11 PM
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GF never done business with Apple! GF became more arrogant than TSMC these days and selling fake confidence with lies.

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selinz   7/19/2011 1:20:13 AM
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The new Google Nexus S 4G phone is almost a carbon copy of the Samsung Epic 4G. Whether the S stands for Sprint or Samsung, I'm sure that Apple did not like Samsung supplying the latest Google phone... Apple has said in the past that Google is their greatest rival (not Microsoft) and that hone may have something to do with it.

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m00nshine   7/17/2011 2:34:36 PM
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I'd question that last comment...

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no.name_#4   7/15/2011 5:00:11 PM
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Apparently Apple did/is using GF! Just recently SAMSUNG increased it's production in SAMSUNG AUSTIN LSI FAB and offered FAB employees bonus to create additional production capacity and output to make up for GF failing to qualify Apple's A5 chip.

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pinhead1   7/15/2011 4:32:20 PM
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GF didn't exist when Apple starting running in Samsung, and I don't think the GF has nearly the 28nm capacity online -yet- that Samsung does. But other than that, it does seem like GF would be a much easier transition than TSMC, given that they predominantly share kits and technology with Samsung.

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SiliconAsia   7/15/2011 4:23:23 PM
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There must be a reason why Apple stayed away from GF. GF was quoted in several places having execution issues to bring technologies up and running in their Dresden Fab. Converting old AMD into foundry is not an overnight task especially FABs are spread around the globe. Also new GFmanagement are from AMD and they are still learning about what foundry is. You can't run foundry with OLD IDM mentality.

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resistion   7/15/2011 3:16:51 PM
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Apple didn't try gf, but they should be closer to the Common Platform, right?

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krisi   7/15/2011 2:48:17 PM
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If I were Apple I would like to have at least two suppliers if not more (I worked at much smaller companies and we always made sure we had two suppliers of our chips)...so having both TSMC and Samsung sound ideal...Kris

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jhchang   7/15/2011 2:43:31 PM
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On the other hand, Samsung business model allows for de-risking of the overall company if parts of it experience difficulties.

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